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In Central Alberta, Events on
October 5, 2018

Halloween Fun In and Around Red Deer

It’s one of my favourite celebrations – Halloween. Dressing up and candy – what’s not to love? Honestly, I’m not big on the scares though – I had nightmares from The People Under the Stairs – look it up, you’ll probably laugh. Whether you like a good scare or you don’t, it’s always fun to get out there and take in the fun that comes along with the day.

Do you head out and enjoy events around Halloween? Which are your fave?

Here are some great looking events we found in and around Red Deer!

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In Central Alberta, Rural Journeys on
April 6, 2018

25+ Spring Happenings in Central Alberta

Spring has sprung in Central Alberta! Sort of? It is time to start thinking of things to do – as a family and for date night! Or even just something for a little me time – like shopping local!

Here are some events to take you through the spring and get you out and about!

APRIL

April 20th is the Our Best to You Red Deer event.

Take a peak at what’s coming up at the Styling Sylvan Spring Fashion Show in Sylvan Lake on April 24.

We happened upon what looks like an interesting event for parents of picky eaters. On April 24 – Picky Eating and Everything Toddler Nutrition in Red Deer.

Bull Skit Comedy in Red Deer brings you Get Ship Faced on April 27th, which, with a name like that just sounded too interesting to leave out of the list.

On April 27, Experience the Magic of Local Business at the Ponoka & District Chamber of Commerce 2018 Trade Show.

April 28th is the Red Deer Women’s Show & also the Innisfail Flying Club is hosting COPA for KIDS, where kids ages of 8 to 17 get an introduction to aviation that includes a free flight!

The Picket Fence Spring Market takes place April 29th in Olds.

MAY

May 5th is the Red Deer Mini Maker Faire 2018

The 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party is being held in Red Deer on May 5th. Details and tickets on Eventbrite.

The All Things Pretty Market runs May 5 & 6th in Red Deer.

The Kinette Club of Ponoka their first Glitter and Smash Annual Princess and Superhero Party on May 6th.

May 6 is the Spring Mom to Mom Event in Lacombe.

If you’re looking for a date night idea, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil comes to Westerner Park May 9-13th.

On May 11 Westerner Park hosts the Alberta Bike Swap. An opportunity to buy, sell, trade, swap and even learn more about safe cycling practices.

The Town of Blackfalds is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea Party on May 12.

The Sylvan Lake Farmers Market runs every Friday, May 18 through September 28th.

May 19 is the Spring 2018 event hosted by The Monkey’s Uncle – A Used Kid’s Clothing and Toy Sale in Innisfail & it’s also opening day at The Market at Red Deer 

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has 3 “No School? No Problem! Drop in Fridays!” coming up in May & June.

JUNE

The Central Alberta Children’s Festival is coming up June 1 & 2nd, 2018!

Also on June 1, 2 & 3rd is the Central AB Humane Society Garage Sale.

The Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede hosts 3 action packed days of events Jun 7 – Jun 9.

The CLC Fitness Centre in Olds hosts a beginner hike; great for kids – the Family Hike on June 8.

Pillage the Village 2018 boasts fun for the whole family on June 9th in Olds.

In Red Deer on June 21 is the National Aboriginal Day Event .

The 5K Foam Fest is in Red Deer on Juner 23rd.

Ongoing 

Red Deer Museum, Red Deer Public Library , Kerry Wood Nature Centre  & your local library all have ongoing events and programs to check out too!

Another great resource for fun happening all over Alberta is the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies website.

Any great events your planning to attend that we’ve missed? Comment below! We’d love to hear about them!

In Calgary, Central Alberta on
November 4, 2017

14 Places for Indoor Fun in Red Deer & Area

The snow is here and maybe here to stay. There’s always fun to be had outside – snowman making, tobogganing, and fort making. Sometimes having someplace to go and play inside can prevent full-on hibernation mode and expend some energy in a warm and cozy environment.

Here’s our list of places to take your kids for some indoor fun in and around Red Deer.

Red Deer Museum offers great programming for kids and the chance to have fantastic art & cultural experiences.

Red Deer Public Library. Have you looked at their calendar? With 3 branches there is something going on all the time. And if not, there’s always the books to take your kid away on a ride through their imagination!

Check out the Red Deer Recreation and Culture activity guide! The Collicutt Centre offers registered programs, drop-ins, a climbing wall and of course – the water park!

Jump 360 Red Deer offers lots of trampoline fun!

Treehouse Indoor Playground Red Deer has events, daily specials and lots of indoor fun – 11,000 square feet of it to be precise.

If you’ve got an artist on your hands, Color Me Mine has creative outlet options for your kids. They could even make some Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa. Two birds, one stone there!

Lazerforce offers indoor laser tag for all ages.

Outside the City

You can find all kinds of fun inside Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Museum including interactive mulit-sport games.

In Blackfalds, the Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Playspace, located in the Abbey Centre,  has 6 levels and over 2600 square feet of fun for your child 12 years and under.

The Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre features a children’s playspace & programming for the whole family.

Also in Sylvan Lake, much like the RDPL, Sylvan Library has programming for kids and of course – books!

In Penhold, the Multiplex Area offers drop in programming and special events.

There’s also the Penhold Library!

Central Parkland Parentlink runs programs and playgroups in the smaller towns and rural areas too!

Did we miss anything? Where do you take your little one to play in and around Red Deer?